13 episodes

‘DAY ONE with Andre Norman’ podcast series shares the individual stories of formerly incarcerated individuals, how they made the best of their time behind the walls, and how they set themselves up for a changed life post-incarceration.

Day One with Andre Norman Day One with Andre Norman

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

‘DAY ONE with Andre Norman’ podcast series shares the individual stories of formerly incarcerated individuals, how they made the best of their time behind the walls, and how they set themselves up for a changed life post-incarceration.

    EPISODE 12: Max Out the Opportunities You’re Given - featuring Dominic Williams

    EPISODE 12: Max Out the Opportunities You’re Given - featuring Dominic Williams

    Friends with Andre Norman since the age of 12, Dominic also spent a considerable amount of time in prison. Upon his release, Andre was Dominic’s mentor and helped him build a new life on the outside. Dominic is now the Regional Director of the Academy of Hope and speaks to incarcerated individuals across the country about how they can start preparing for a successful re-entry on Day One.

    “Change your mindset. Your family needs you to come home.”

    • 41 min
    EPISODE 11: Educate Yourself: Make the Most of Your Resources - featuring Brent Burke

    EPISODE 11: Educate Yourself: Make the Most of Your Resources - featuring Brent Burke

    Brent started his career in corrections 27 years ago as a college intern in a probation program. For the last eight years, he’s been the director of the Worth Center, a short-term correctional/treatment facility in Ohio. He runs the facility like a school. Among many other courses, new incarcerates attend “Thinking for a Change,” a course that explores anger issues and builds strong skills to overcome them.

    “The worst thing in corrections is idle time. Learn as much as you can while you’re there.”

    • 19 min
    EPISODE 10: Focus on Your Desire to Change - featuring Giant

    EPISODE 10: Focus on Your Desire to Change - featuring Giant

    From Day One in the penal system, Giant’s driving force was finding a way to get back home. During his incarceration, he fell in love with reading again and read everything he could get his hands on. When he got out of prison, he became a self-described “human repair agency” and founded Bartendaz, a personal development company. He spends his days traveling to prisons to teach incarcerated individuals the “power of you.”

    “Your attitude is whatever you’re thinking about; focus on what you can control.”

    • 49 min
    EPISODE 9: Forgiving Yourself Can Open Doors - featuring Kareemah Hanifa

    EPISODE 9: Forgiving Yourself Can Open Doors - featuring Kareemah Hanifa

    Kareemah had two Day Ones: the first one took place when she entered the juvenile system at 15 and the second occurred when she entered the Georgia penal system at 18. Facing two life sentences, she was told she would never be released so she made the best of her situation by serving her peers as a tutor. Paroled after 26 years, Kareemah now owns her own salon using the skills she gained from the cosmetology education she completed while incarcerated.

    “Every goal I wrote down while incarcerated has come to fruition.”

    • 38 min
    EPISODE #8: Train Yourself for Re-entry Success - featuring Idris Talib

    EPISODE #8: Train Yourself for Re-entry Success - featuring Idris Talib

    Idris graduated from college, succeeded in real estate, and was blessed with a wife and two children. Unfortunately, he made some unwise business decisions along the way and served 3.5 years in a minimum-security work release program. During his incarceration, he helped a record number of his peers earn their GED , read voraciously, and prepared relentlessly for a successful re-entry.

    “If you’re strategic, driven, and focused, there’s nothing you can’t do.”

    • 38 min
    EPISODE 7: Embrace Change and Thrive - featuring Jennifer Rodgers

    EPISODE 7: Embrace Change and Thrive - featuring Jennifer Rodgers

    Addicted to meth at 17, arrested for the first time at 18, and sent to a maximum-security federal prison in her early 20s, Jennifer eventually turned her life around and went from pitiful to prosperous. She is the founder of the National Association of Women’s Prison Reform whose mission is “to help women being released from prison reach the Top 1% and establish a sustainable income.”

    “The same government body that put me in prison now pays me to tell my story.” 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

MosArt 717 ,

Blessings

Thank you very much for your service to the culture. It is very important especially in these time that we have positive influence and trustworthy information. And you are providing that. So I just want to thank you for what you do for me and the next generations to come!🙏🏽👏🏽

Kimie Hairpage/fb ,

I appreciate this podcast brother!

My step dad whom is now on work release put me on to your podcast bc of his tablet!!! And I appreciate every last show you are doing. I actually take a little from each interview and use it in my life!! I haven’t had those experiences in prison but this podcast will wake you up!!!

Davejonez ,

Thank you

Thank you Andre

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